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Profile 20 stops feeding pellets???

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by acousins, Feb 15, 2008.

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  1. acousins

    acousins New Member

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    I just bought a house with a profile 20 and am trying to get it to work. i prime the auger and it feeds fine, i get a flame going, then it stops feeding. if i turn the stove off/on it will begin to feed again, then stop again-turn off/on, it feeds, then stops.
    i am very new to pellet stoves so any suggestions would help.
    i plan on giving it the complete cleaning after work today.

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  2. hearthtools

    hearthtools Moderator Emeritus

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    the profile will feed for a few minutes at start up
    The Photo Eye looks for a fire then feeds again
    So you might not be waiting long enough or you photo eye is dirty bad or needs to be replaced
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    thanks for the suggestion, i'll give it a go in the morning. i think i am waiting long enough as i let the fire burn out. do you think it could be the low limit disc or the pressure switch (suggestions i got from the website here)? if it could be one of those, where would they be located and how easy are they to replace or check? thanks

    alex
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    hearthtools Moderator Emeritus

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    That stove does not have a LOW limit
    it uses a photo eye for proof of fire
    it has a high limit switch but if that was bad it would not feed pellets at all.
    If you stove feeds at Start up then 99% chance it is the photo eye dirty

    Do a search on this side for Profile stoves
    you will see few post that people have profile stoves and had the same problem.
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    acousins New Member

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    thanks for the help...problem solved
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    OK
    how was it solved?
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    acousins New Member

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    it was the amber lens under the photoeye. after i cleaned it, the stove functions perfect.
    thanks for the advice.
    you saved me hours of trying to take the thing apart to find what was wrong with it.
    alex
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